ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending February 7, 2016 features interviews with Dr. Igor Mezic and John Norris of Ecorithm and Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, and Neptronic’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Luis Melgares, along with Andy McMillan’s presentation at the Connected Community Collaboration, a product update from Vykon. Of special note was the announcement of Sameer Pradhan as Director of ControlTrends India.
ControlTalk NOW interview with Dr. Igor Mezic, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Co-Founder and John Morris, VP of Sales and Marketing of Ecorithm, a firm from Santa Barbara that is reshaping what it means to benchmark, showcase, and ensure occupant comfort, operational efficiency, and building health. Dr. Mezic is a world-renowned expert in the field of building energy efficiency. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). His major scientific contribution has been the development of operator-theoretic methods for analysis of complex dynamical systems, that led to a massive number of applications in “Big Data Dynamics” – a term he coined.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings February, 2016 Release: “Making it Mashable.” Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, applies the word mashable to the building automation world. Mashable, which the Urban Dictionary defines as “a term used to describe two or more online applications that work together and/or within each other.” February’s AB theme, “Making it Mashable,” addresses then, a very relevant concern — that as we sort through the maelstrom of exponential IoT technology impacting our industry, an industry that seeks optimality in every aspect of smart building control, data integration, and the maximum realization of energy and operational efficiencies — the question becomes, are we there yet? The technology certainly is, but our “mashability,” will ultimately answer yes or no for us.
VYKON Integrated Analytics Available Now on JACE Hardware. Latest version 1.1 includes advanced data visualization module! VYKON Integrated Analytics broke new ground when it was introduced. This innovative product uses real-time analytics at the edge (device level) to harness the enormous power of the Internet of Things. Today, Niagara users are even better positioned to capitalize on the IoT data explosion. Niagara AX Supervisors and select JACE® controllers now feature the latest version of VYKON Integrated Analytics with advanced data visualization.
Luis Melgares Details Neptronic’s New Multi-App Controller at 2016 AHR EXPO. Luis Melgares, VP of Sales and Marketing, updates the ControlTrends Community on Neptronic’s versatile Multi-App controller, able to provide stand-alone or networked control for all packaged AC RTUs, Heat Pump, Fan Coil Unit, and heating and cooling equipment applications, using a configuration set up with a greatly improved menu structure. No programming is required! Neptronic now manufactures the industry’s first Smart Duct Heater, which is networkable via BACnet and Modbus — a game-changing addition to their industry-leading portfolio of ball valves, actuators, and humidifiers.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: The Thermostat of the Year. Congratulations to Siemens. Their RDY 2000 Thermostat was voted the best commercial thermostat of the year by the global ControlTrends Community. The RDY 2000 can control conventional systems with up to three stages of heating and three stages of cooling, as well as heat pumps with up to two compressors and up to two stages of auxiliary heat. The RDY2000 also features outputs that control humidification/dehumidification equipment, maintain indoor air quality with optional CO2 sensor, and maximize energy savings with interface to economizer controls. Click here to see what makes the Siemens RDY 2000 so special.
Andy McMillan, president BACnet International (recently returned from China) opened the collaboratory discussions with an insight into how global transformation impacts all walks of life and summoned building automation professionals to be open, connected, collaborative, and receptive to transformation. As president of BACnet International, Andy works with users and suppliers to expand and enhance the BACnet community.
ControlTrends Introduces Sameer Pradhan, Director of ControlTrends India. ControlTrends was excited to announce that ControlTrends India has been formed and was absolutely delighted to introduce Sameer Pradhan as Director of ControlTrends India. The announcement took place at the 2015 ControlTrends Awards held the evening before the start of the AHR Expo 2016, in Orlando Florida. The global ControlTrends Community, particularly those located in the India and Southeast Asia regions, will be greatly enriched by Sameer’s visionary leadership and executive capabilities. ControlTrends India’s website www.controltrends.in is now fully operational.